Getting ready to travel to a vacation destination takes a lot of planning but if you are considering putting together a travel group that's a whole different kind of organizing that you are going to have to get involved with. Below you'll find a few basic things you should know in order to put together a successful trip for a group of people.
The most important thing is to pick out the destination and from that work on creating an itinerary. This itinerary is very important because it will include all the details of the departure, arrival, places you will be visiting, how long the trip is going to be and other details. This needs to be all planned out before you even invite people to join the group. If you have this all prepared you will have a better chance of getting people interested in going on the trip with you.
After you have the itinerary figured out you will need to set up a registration process. You need to have this set far before the actual time of departure. You need to be able to know in advance how many people are wanting to go so that you can then move onto reserving the transportation to get there and the accommodations that you will need for the trip. You also might want to ask for advanced payment for the trip so that you can handle the reservations with ease.
You can use the amount of people that are coming to be able to try and get the best rates for travel that you possibly can. There are a lot of different hotels, airlines and even tour buses that will give discounts for larger parties. Large groups often get offered extra amenities to go with the accommodations for no extra charge.
You will need to get information from those who are coming to see if there are any special needs. If there are diet issues or if there are disabilities that may need special attention. You need to know these things in order to get proper accommodations and find places to eat that will accommodate special diets, etc.
If you are completely in charge of the travel group then it's probably a good idea if you come up with some rules and regulations that are handed out to all those who are going to be traveling with the group. If everyone knows what is expected of them in advance, it's going to be a lot easier in the long run for everyone to stay focused on their trip without complications so that they can enjoy themselves. This means you need to include when there are tours and when everyone will be expected to join the group in order to leave for the tour on time and other things that will help make the trip safe and enjoyable for everyone.